An Evening at Kendale Gardens


Tappahannock Artists Guild and the Wellfords invite you to an evening at Kendale Gardens, the beloved family home of Harrison and Sue Wellford.

Tickets available at Kendall on day of Event, as well as at Tappahannock Art Gallery (Thursday-Saturday 12-4 pm) for $50 each. Proceeds to Tappahannock Art Guild.

Ida Beverly, the wife of Harrison Wellford of Sabine Hall, inherited Kendall from her father, John Hill Carter Beverly of Blandfield. In turn, their grandson and the current owner, Harrison, inherited Kendall and in 1999 began remodeling and adding to the original 1880 structure. Harrison’s aesthetic goal was to blend respectfully and seamlessly the new with the old. Central to the vision of the house is a naturalistic garden with sweeping vistas of cultivated farm fields and the Rappahannock River. In an architectural effort to bring the outdoors into the house, windows predominate; thus the Wellford’s art collection is limited to pieces by prominent twentieth century artists like Wolf Kahn, Rae Sloan Bredin and John Thomas Nola, as well as by their son-in-law, Christopher Baer.

Directions: From Tappahannock, drive 15 miles north on rt. 17, turn right on Layton’s Landing Rd (rt. 637), continue 1.2 miles and turn right on Kendall’s Rd. (Rt. 661), and drive approximately 1.5 miles to Kendall Gardens, 2097 Kendall’s Rd. on the left. (From Port Royal 15.7 miles south on Rte. 17, to left turn on Layton’s Landing Rd. (rt. 637) and proceed as above)


An Evening at Kendale Gardens